EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance on Vaccines
December 30, 2020
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing vaccine questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” provides approaches employers may adopt as they plan for employees returning to the workplace, including providing information to all employees about who to contact with requests for disability accommodation or other flexibilities, and inviting employees to make any requests in advance that the employer will consider on an individualized basis. The updates also address requests for accommodation in the employer’s process for workplace screening.